Objects of scientific investigation

Topics

Marine research deals with a wide variety of topics. Here we present current focal points of the community's work:


Climate & Ocean Circulation

A relationship with impact - state of the science

In order to develop future strategies for research priorities on climate-ocean relations and the impacts of climate change on the ocean, a strategy group of experts on ocean circulation and climate has been established by the German Marine Research Consortium and the German Climate Research Centre. German Climate Consortium e.V. established. This article summarises some of the work of this strategy group.

Deep Sea Minerals Research

Understanding this potential resource and its environment

This story map briefly outlines the work of the scientific community to explore mineral deposits in some of the most remote and least understood areas of the planet, and the potential impact of human exploitation of these resources.

This story map outlines the work of the scientific community to explore mineral deposits in some of the most remote and least understood areas of the planet and the potential impacts of human exploitation of these resources.

This story map is currently only available in English.

Ocean Observing

A survey of the past, the present and the future

The Atlantic Ocean, so important for trade and fisheries, is one of nature's most important protective barriers against climate change. Yet despite all the evidence pointing to accelerated warming, increased acidification and slowing ocean circulation, initiatives to monitor these changes and predict related impacts remain spotty. Learn more ...

Currently only available in English.

Man and the sea

Marine Social and Cultural Sciences

The Marine Social and Cultural Sciences Strategy Group researches the influence and impact of humans on the marine ecosystem. With their interdisciplinary research, our members contribute to addressing current issues. This storymap provides an overview of the diverse research fields and projects of our scientists.

10 years KDM Brussels Office

German marine research in Europe

The KDM office in Brussels was established in mid-2009 and officially opened in January 2010. Since then, KDM has organised a variety of parliamentary briefings, events and exhibitions in cooperation with MEPs, European institutions and partners from academia and society. KDM is an active partner in various EU initiatives and projects. This is a photo history of KDM's work in Brussels.

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